The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House

Bar Nursery

The Bar Council recently launched the 'Bar Nursery at Smithfield House', a central London childcare facility in partnership with Smithfield House Children's Nursery.

What does it offer?

The Bar Nursery offers flexible childcare facilities near the Inns of Court and offers special rates for all members of the Bar, as well as chambers staff and Bar Council employees.

It is located close to the Old Bailey, in Smithfield Market, and is open to children aged eight weeks to five years between 07:00 and 19:00, five days a week. The long opening hours are designed to help those whose practice involves extensive travel to appear in courts all over the country.

The nursery offers flexible full-time and part-time day childcare packages, and importantly also emergency packages to cater for those who face unexpected problems with their existing childcare or who are listed at short-notice in court in central London.

Further information

The facilities at Smithfield House Children's Nursery are outstanding so to organise a visit, book a place or for further information, please contact or 020 3556 1594 and quote Bar Council, or visit

Click here to download a leaflet detailing how the Bar Council is supporting parents.